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Dec 2015

We are constantly being told how important networking is. So, you get invited to a networking function and you feel somewhat obliged to go. Your new acquaintances await you. Your first thoughts are, ‘here comes an awkward conversation’ (well, it’s bound to happen at least once).  Not long after you state, ‘I’m a law student!’ the conversation seems to stifle because neither of you know what to say next. How do you combat that? 

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Nov 2015

We all know technology has the ability to completely change the way we carry out tasks, but is it more trouble than it’s worth?

With technology beginning to take over, it’s a question of whether to embrace it, or continue without. While we all know that going paperless can speed up tasks, particularly where administration is concerned, there are a number of concerns that are raised in the ongoing use of technology. The legal profession in particular has more than usual to account for, with the use of technology beginning to replace confidential files, and even written contracts in some cases. So while technology is quick and easy to use, what are some of the major concerns targeting legal practitioners specifically?

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Nov 2015

The first day of any new job can be a bit nerve wracking. 

So when you're not a qualified lawyer, you're not used to getting out of bed before midday and the closest thing you own to a suit jacket is faded denim, the idea of removing yourself from uni life and slotting into the professional legal world can seem daunting. 

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Oct 2015

The legal world has its own way of talking and it's not just limited to letters and submissions. Spend a bit of time in a courtroom and you’ll notice the legalese creeping in. Below are a some of the phrases you may hear in court. 

 

 

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